As of 2019, India has over 90,000 CoA-registered Architects, practicing independently or with other Architects, Engineers and Developers co-creating the environment that we all share.
It is no easy task to shortlist tens of thousands of Architecture Firms into Top 350, and we have certainly tried our best to live up to the task. This was also an opportunity to separate the wheat from the chaff and express appreciation for the firms shaping Indian Architecture in the 21st century. The following criteria guided the shortlisting of firms:
- Scale of Projects
- Number of cities projects are executed in
- Participation in Competitions
- Experimentation in Construction Details
- Conceptual Experimentation
- Development over years of practice
- Concern for the Environment
- Clarity of Presentation
- Academic involvement
The following factors have NOT been considered during the making of this list:
- Typology of Projects the firm is active in
- Location of the firm
- Years of practice
- Range of scope of services
- Number of employees / Size of firm
However, please note that: In order to keep the list relevant to young Architects, only contemporary active firms have been included in the list. That means, we had to exclude many Architects who have guided the evolution of Indian Architecture; Architects like Charles Correa, Laurie Baker, and Nari Gandhi, as their firms are no longer active. However, their works continue to inspire us and you will find many young firms listed below that are following their footsteps.
For our first time readers, a brief introduction about RTF. Rethinking The Future was born out of the need of an unbiased platform that encourages and promotes excellence in Architecture on a Global Scale.
For over more than half a decade, RTF has been a leading organization committed to providing an international platform not only to recognize and acknowledge design talents from all over the world, but also to celebrate and share the knowledge created through a plethora of awards, events and academic dialogues in the field of architecture and design.
We organize awards and invite essays from young and established architects around contemporary issues in the field of Architecture, all with the mission to bring positive change to the Global Architecture community.
RTF has previously published a city-wise list of Architecture Firms covering 26 cities across India. Please visit the following links for city-wise lists of Architecture firms:
- Puducherry & Auroville
Further, the firms are listed in alphabetical order and NOT ranked in any manner. That said, here is the list of Top 350 Contemporary Architecture Firms in India – Part 3:
A+T Associates, Vadodara
Scope of services: Architecture & Interior Design
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Corporate Offices, Retail, Hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Vadodara
Style of work: Modern Simplicity, Classical Minimalism
Aakriti Architects, Kolkata
Scope of services: Architecture, Urban Planning & PMC
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial and Institutional (Master Planning)
Locations of Built Projects: Majority of their projects are built across various cities in Kolkata. A few projects are completed in Raipur, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar.
Style of work/ Core competencies: Master Planning and Urban Design
Aakruti Architects, Ahmedabad
Scope of services: Architecture, Township, Civil, Interior Designing, Landscaping
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Exhibits, Cultural
Locations of Built Projects: Mostly in Ahmedabad and various places in Gujarat.
Style of work: They like to provide straight forward responses to their design problems.
ABM Architects, Mumbai
Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Planning, Conservation, Adaptive Reuse, Graphic Design
Types of Built Projects: Institutional, Corporate, Residences, Offices, Hotels, Airports, Health, Heritage
Locations of Built Projects: Multiple cities across India
Style of work: Contemporary, Detail-Driven. Despite major accomplishments and awards, the firm functions as a Boutique Design firm undertaking selected projects at a time.
Ansari Architects, Chennai
Scope of services: Interior Design and Architecture.
Types of Built Projects: Individual Residences, Commercial and Corporate retails.
Locations of Built Projects: Mostly the projects are situated in Chennai, and other neighbouring cities.
Style of work: The designs have a present-day approach with the use of traditional materials.
One of the oldest firms in chennai, Dameem Ansari institutionalised it in the year of 1996. The firm specialises in Turnkey projects and luxurious housing for independent residents, along with corporate interiors and commercial projects. Each idea undergoes a thorough creative process, concocting a distinct design for every project. The end goal always remains to fabricate social communities with adaptive buildings and a futuristic outlook
Anutham Architecture Studio, Chennai
Scope of services: Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design, Landscape Design, Project Management.
Types of Built Projects: Residences, Offices, Institutions, Restaurants.
Locations of Built Projects: Majorly, the projects of the firm are situated in Chennai.
Style of work: The firms tends to experiment with new styles and construction techniques.
Website: anuthamarchitects.com The firm is a team of young architects and designers where they experiment with creatives and strive to broaden their expanse in the field. It encourages new ideas and techniques, incorporating unique qualities in their projects. Though it tries new ways, but it also meets the clients needs and expectations with proficient ease.
Scope of services: Architecture
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Industrial & Institutional
Locations of Built Projects: Mainly Kolkata. A few projects are completed in Nadia.
Style of work: Trabeated Structure. Market-driven
Architect Ravi Kumar Gupta & Associates, Jaipur
Principal Architect: Ar. Ravi Kumar Gupta
Scope of services: Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects / Core competencies: Traditional, Cultural Architecture
Locations of Built Projects: Multiple cities across Rajasthan
Architectonica Procreate, Ahmedabad
Scope of services: Architecture, Restoration, Interior Designing, Landscaping
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Cultural, Offices, Retail, industries, Institutional buildings
Locations of Built Projects: Mostly in Ahmedabad. And some of the projects are completed in Kutch.
Style of work: Their designs integrate art, science and technology.